Academic Challenge

Academic Challenge (formerly, WYSE) is a test-based competition for high school students bridging the gap between secondary and college-level academics in these subjects:
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Graphics
  • English
  • Computer Science
Eastern Illinois University, with the assistance of other institutions throughout Illinois and Missouri, operates the competition during the Spring Semester.

Sample/Practice Tests (for potential GHS 2020 Academic Challenge Team members ONLY)
Topic Distributions for each subject

2020 Competition Dates:
  • Regionals (Lincoln Land Community College): Tuesday, February 4th
    • Team Results: 1st Place🥇🏆
  • Sectionals (remote): Thursday, April 23rd
    • Team Results: 2nd Place🥈🏆
  • State (remote): Monday, May 18th - Friday, May 22nd
    • Team Results: 5th Place🏅
Academic Challenge Coach: Mr. Luzio (email: